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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 2012 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to abolition of the statutory legislative continuance. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1290 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to abolition of the statutory legislative continuance. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1533 79-0 (2005) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to abolition of the statutory legislative continuance. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 352 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a legislative continuance of a contested case before a state agency. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 475 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the availability of a legislative continuance in a judicial matter. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1084 78-0 (2003) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to the availability of a legislative continuance in a judicial matter. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2711 78-0 (2003) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Relating to the availability of a legislative continuance in a judicial matter. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 430 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Luna, Vilma | et. al.
Relating to the availability of a legislative continuance in a judicial matter. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 452 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to public access to certain documents about legislative continuances under the public information law. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 870 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a legislative continuance of a contested case before a state agency. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1904 77-0 (2001) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the period covered by a legislative continuance in a civil or criminal suit. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2182 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a legislative continuance of a contested case before a state agency. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 541 75-0 (1997) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the statutory legislative continuance in a civil or criminal case. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 594 70-0 (1987) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to legislative continuances. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
SB 1089 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to continuances of cases in which a party applying for a continuance or the party's attorney is a member of the legislature. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 102 69-0 (1985) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to continuances of cases in which a party applying for a continuance or the party's attorney is a member of the legislature. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 214 68-0 (1983) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan Relating to continuances of cases in which a party applying for a continuance or the party's attorney is a member of the legislature. House: State Affairs Placed on daily Major State Calendar
HB 1569 65-0 (1977) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Relating to the mandatory continuance of suits in which a party or attorney is a member of the legislature. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 153 63-0 (1973) Author: Geiger, Richard S. Relating to continuances in court cases in which members of either branch of the legislature are either parties or are serving as counsel; amending Section 1, Chapter 7, Acts of the 41st Legislature, Regular Session, 1929, as amended (Article 2168a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 154 63-0 (1973) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the continuance of suits and other matters pending in state courts in which members of the legislature are involved; repealing Chapter 7, Acts of the 41st Legislature, Regular Session, 1929, as amended (Article 2168a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 159 63-0 (1973) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to continuances in court cases when a party or attorney is a member of the legislature; repealing Chapter 7, Acts of the 41st Legislature, Regular Session, 1929, as amended (Article 2168a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 237 63-0 (1973) Author: Hendricks, Bob Relating to continuances in court cases when a party or attorney is a member of the Legislature. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 264 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Providing for mandatory continuance in all suits, civil, criminal, or probate, and in all matters ancillary thereto, when any party or any attorney in such cause shall be a member of the Legislature, at any time during a session of the Legislature and for 30 days prior to the convening of such session and 30 days subsequent to the adjournment of such session; providing certain exceptions where such mandatory continuance in certain circumstances; repealing all laws and rules, or parts of laws or parts of rules in conflict herewith. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
SB 55 63-0 (1973) Author: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc" Relating to continuances in court cases when a party or attorney is a member of the legislature. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
SB 348 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Hale, L. DeWitt
Relating to continuances in court cases when a party or attorney is a member of the legislature. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1454 62-0 (1971) Author: Patterson, Charles Relating to the continuance of a court action when a party to the suit or the attorney for the party is a Member of the Legislature in attendance on a session.
HB 166 61-0 (1969) Author: Pickens, Franklin Ace Relating to the continuance of suits, proceedings ancillary or preliminary to suits, or matters of probate when a party or attorney of a party to the cause is a member of the Legislature.
SB 682 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to providing clarification of the terms "suit" and "cause" as used in certain pending criminal or civil matters; declaring the interpretation to be given to these terms; declaring the intention of the Legislature.
HB 15 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to certain matters concerning the rights and obligations of Members of the Legislature in respect to obtaining continuances in court cases.
HB 311 60-0 (1967) Author: Pickens, Franklin Ace Relating to the continuance of suits, proceedings ancillary or preliminary to suits, or matters of probate when a party or attorney of a party to the cause is a member of the Legislature.
HB 173 59-0 (1965) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to certain matters concerning the rights and obligations of Members of the Legislature in respect to obtaining continuances in court cases and reporting of retainers or persons represented by said Members.
HB 421 58-0 (1963) Author: Whatley, Willis James | et. al. Relating to providing grounds for an attorney, who is a member of either branch of the legislature, upon which to apply for and obtain a continuance of any suit, civil or criminal, pending in any court of this State; providing for an effective date.
HB 88 57-0 (1961) Author: Wells, Halen Gill Relating to amending a certain Act requiring that a Member of the Legislature, counsel for a suit pending, who moves for mandatory continuance, must show by affidavit that he will appear in court as lead counsel.
HB 142 57-0 (1961) Author: Haring, Paul Byrne Relating to amending a certain Act requiring that a Member of the Legislature, counsel for a suit pending, who moves for mandatory continuance, must have been retained by one of the party litigants at least 60 days prior to a Regular session.
HB 420 57-0 (1961) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer Relating to amending Article 2168a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes, so as to confer discretion uppon the presiding judge of litigation pending, to which a member of he Legislature is counsel thereto, to grant a continuance preceeding or during sessions of the Legislature; providing a litigant who is a member shall have mandatory continuance.
HB 396 56-0 (1959) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer | et. al. Relating to providing that any duly elected member of either branch of the legislature of Texas who was employed as counsel, as much as thirty (30) days prior to the convening of any regular or special session of the legislature, in any civil suit, criminal action or contested probate proceeding, may file in any such suit, action or proceeding, his affidavit stating that he was employed in such suit, action or proceeding as much as thirty (30) days prior to the convening of any such regular or special session of the legislature and that his employment obligates him to be active in the trial of such suit, action or proceeding.
HB 185 55-0 (1957) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer | et. al. Relating to providing that any duly elected member of either branch of the legislature of Texas who was employed as counsel, as much as thirty days prior to the convening of any regular or special session of the legislature, in any civil suit, criminal action or contested probate proceeding, may file in any such suit, action or proceeding, his affidavit stating that he was employed in such suit, action or proceeding as much as thirty days prior to the convening of any such regular or special session of the legislature and that his employment obligates him to be active in the trial of such suit, action or proceeding.
HB 499 55-0 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. Relating to continuances in court actions where a party or an attorney for a party is a member of the Legislature.
SB 105 55-0 (1957) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to repealing certain Acts relating to mandatory continuances in court actions under certain circumstances where a party or an attorney for a party is a member of the Legislature.
SB 171 55-0 (1957) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to providing for procedure in courts where member of Legislature is counsel in continuances or postponements of cases.
HB 965 54-0 (1955) Author: Briscoe, Jr., Dolph | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts relating to the continuance of cases in courts where members of the Legislature are parties or Counsel.
HB 558 53-0 (1953) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to amending certain Acts providing for continuance of certain court proceedings when a party or his attorney is a member of the Legislature.
SB 309 53-0 (1953) Author: Shireman, William H. Relating to amending certain Acts relating to the continuance of suits pending in any court of this State within thirty (30) days of the date when the Legislature is to be in Session where any party applying for such continuance or any attorney for any party to such cause is a member of either branch of the Legislature; providing that such continuance shall be mandatory.
HB 982 51-0 (1949) Author: Caven, Walter Thomas | et. al. Relating to the continuance of suits pending in any court of this State within thirty (30) days of the date when the Legislature is to be in Session where any party applying for such continuance or any attorney to any party for such clause is a Member of either branch of the Legislature.
SB 136 47-0 (1941) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to amending certain Act so as to make continuance of cases mandatory when a party or attorney is a member of the Legislature.
SB 356 41-0 (1929) Author: Small, Sr., Charles Clinton "Clint" Relating to providing for the Continuance of cases in courts where members of Legislature are parties or counsel.

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